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Thank you for choosing Coastal Orthopedics for your care. We take pride in helping our patients overcome injuries, relieve pain, and return to active, healthy lifestyles.

In this section, you can read stories from patients we’ve treated about their experiences and recoveries under our care.

Read what our patients are saying about Coastal Orthopedics.

Patient Reviews

Average Rating: 4.85
"I went to Dr. Mills for a second opinion after being in pain for months. After reviewing the initial MRI, he immediately sent me for a new one to reevaluate my condition after six months since the first MRI. After finding my condition had worsened he informed me that he would be able to perform a surgery that would improve my way of life. The surgery he was referring to was an ALIF surgery to correct my condition of three herniated disc and lack of Cartlidge between my vertebrae's which had become bone on bone.The surgery was performed with an incredible team of doctors and I am well on my way to a remarkable and speedy recovery. Within a week of your surgery I was able to walk 2 miles and have High hope's for reestablishing my active way of life. . ." – Bryan M. 
"After 10 plus years dealing with neck/shoulder pain...I just had Cervical fusion C6/C7 surgery with Dr. Mills and his team. I am happy to write this review 2 weeks later...I am feeling great! Dr. Mills and his staff are the BEST. Expect a no-nonsense straight to the point discussion, and quick easy process if you follow his program. While still a little stiff after 2 weeks, it's crazy how sometimes I forget that I just had a major surgery because I feel so good. Don't put off this surgery...it's not a big deal. You'll wonder why you didn't get it done sooner. I'm glad I did." – Rainier 
"I saw Dr. Mills for my back pain. He ordered an MRI and we went over it and he scheduled me with what I needed to do and what to take. He is very professional. He is knowledgeable and very sincere. I would highly recommend him." – Debbie L.  
"I have had to have 2 back surgeries and so far they have both been a success. Dr. Mills has an AWESOME group working with him.  Without them, I don't know where I would be now. They are always there to guide and he help you in any way, I  will always go back to Dr. Mills should I ever have to have any back issues come up." – Helen S.
"Dr. Todd M. Tupis and his assistants are a very good people they know what they're doing. They take their time and show me the X-ray pictures and explained it to me that's what matters to me." – Darryl H. 
"Dr. Tupis and the entire staff treat patients with concern and respect. The atmosphere is such that I know that I have their complete attention. It's refreshing to be treated as a person and not simply a number." - David P.
"Made my experience easy and comfortable." - Barbara B.
"Broke my ankle, thought it was a sprain and walked on it all day. I called around noon because it was swelling so bad, and was put on the schedule for that evening. Shan was absolutely wonderful. So polite and very caring. I didn't actually see a physician the entire time I was under care, but that was fine by me. Shan was very professional, extremely knowledgeable, and I'd recommend her to anyone!" - April E.
Treated by: Shan Fu, P.A.-C.
"Before moving to the Myrtle Beach area, I did not think one of my biggest issues would be finding an Orthopedic Surgeon (especially considering the demographics of the area) to continue my ongoing therapy.  After going through several options on my own, I discussed my requirements with my general practitioner, who referred me to Coastal Orthopedics.  I made the appointment and was assigned Dr. Tupis.  At my first office visit, he reviewed my medical history and later contacted my previous Surgeon.  Subsequently, I was contacted by his office to make a future appointment for an office visit.  As of this writing, I am completely satisfied with Dr. Tupis for my Orthopedic Surgeon and his supporting staff.  During my recent and first therapy session, I was appreciative that I experienced little pain as he administered the procedure and he kept me informed throughout." - Earl R.
"My heart-felt appreciation to surgeon William L. Mills, MD, the medical orthopedic team,  assistants, nurses and all personnel at the Spine Center, Coastal Orthopedics, Conway Medical Center, in Conway, South Carolina.   Before my laminectomy, I experienced unbearable pain due to a spinal misalignment, herniated disc and pinched nerve from L5 to S1 vertebrae.  I could not find relief from excruciating pain, numbness, tingling and violent cramping down left leg from buttock to bottom of left foot .  Everyday normal standing, walking, sitting and sleeping was painful. April 21, 2016 post surgery results:  Entire left leg pain free! I was at CMC for two nights and sent home with a low dose pain prescription. After surgery, I felt tremendous relief and actual good thoughts about the slight awareness of stitches, 29 tiny staples, short rods and screws under one bandage. For me, a time to celebrate.  I will soon be stepping into my normal life activities. Thanks again, William L. Mills, MD. Fellowship-trained Spine Surgeon and the medical team at CMC. I am also grateful for the superior orthopedic services available and convenient right here, in our Myrtle Beach, South Carolina area. As one advances in age, so does the meaning of having family close by who do not have to travel great distances for grandma's major surgery." - Jeanette T.